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The Madhatter

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  1. Looks awesome! Extra points because it's in my favourite pose: in-flight Those metal bits look good. I might have to try those on my mig-31 Great work and am looking forward to seeing your next build
  2. What parts are you missing? I have this kit and maybe able to cast you replacements. If not, depending on what it is, maybe able to just send them to you as my kit is for scratch building purposes.
  3. As always Jan, you don't fail to deliver an awesome kit. Glad to see you got the link issue fixed.
  4. I like both version 1 and 2 - maybe a combination of both. The dark grey over the canopy with the overall bulk dark grey of V1? How about a tri-coloured splinter scheme reminiscent of a Viggen or even something from World of Warships (by that, I mean using a similar pattern layout)?
  5. hey everyone I took some time today to make use of the awesome daylight we've had here to get some more detailed shots of where I am up to right now. I'll have some more time to myself this week as the wife and child are heading off to see her family before Xmas before I go up to Brisbane to join them later. I hope to be able to use that time constructively So yeah, the last set of photos didn't really convey what I'd actually done, and here's hoping these ones tell a better story Well, that's it for n
  6. thanks for the kind posts guys - I appreciate it I wish I was working on a 12 footer - it'd make detailing so much easier
  7. Quick update while I wait for my work meeting to kick off. I took some pics last night of one of many test fits of the front sidewalls and upper and lower hull plates. I have to keep adding the walls and plates together to make sure the detailing I've added tot he underside of the edge on the top plate and again on the bottom plate don't interfere with the details on the sidewalls etc. Its very time consuming but it'll all look pretty cool once its together. Excuse the not so great photos. I promise next time they will be clearer Well, that
  8. thanks guys! I made a start on the side walls this week and thankfully, the areas to detail are quite small, so this shouldn't take too long (hopefully). I'll have to paint the wall details of the superstructure before adding fibers as I won't be able to trim the fibers flush once they've gone in without damaging the detail there in the process. I still have to work out exactly how I am going to mount this but I have an idea and that's a start. Better than not having any ideas on what to do! All being well, I should have an update soon Thanks for your continued interest guy
  9. I am happy to say that I have added all the detail I'm going to, to the bottom hull plate. I do have some stuff to add to the upper lips where the sidewalls meet the hull but that won't take long. All that's left to add detail too are the sidewalls themselves. I won't be going to mental there as the space is pretty short but enough to make it more interesting, and then it'll be the joyous task of adding the fibers. Anyway, that's it for now. I'm still casting pieces for the base and that is taking up a fair whack of time but the shi
  10. Thought I would show you where I'm heading with this. Got some good basic structure work done and am now working on the larger details before moving in to do the finer stuff. There are some casting holes here and there and will need covering etc which will be done with details. Most of this will unlikely to be seen but it's better to be safe than sorry and have visibly empty spots of nothing Anyways, that's it for now, but thanks for looking Si
  11. thanks guys! I am also quite keen to see the end of this project too 😄 I've added the plates to the lower left hand side of the base and am half way through the right. A few details here and there have made it look much more interesting. Once the lower plates are on, I'll make the wall behind them ready for the next level. Photos will make more sense once I take them
  12. Hi everyone Thought I would update this quickly while I had some spare time. As I have said previously, I have made a good start on the base. Most of my time has been spent making casts but I have actually cemented stuff together. The main service trench has been made and I am now making the lower level details. I've tried to make it look under construction but I think I may have made it also look like it's destroyed. Not sure which yet.naturally, there will be some lighting in amongst all this to give it more life. I've quite enjoying making the base so far and if it goes like what'
  13. Mate, I was so stoked to be finally allowed into a shop this morning. I spent a lot of time and money today but I did manage to get stuff I actually need. The main support brace was bent into shape the minute I got home. I should have a good update coming soon too
  14. Cheers guys The base idea is blossoming into something tangible and I feel like it's going to be really awesome if it goes the same way I envisage it I really need to go to the LHS for supplies though
  15. I was lucky to get some free time this afternoon, so I took some pictures of where I am currently up to I have been working on this as well as the Batmobile and have actually got quite a bit done. I have cemented my base plans and I'll show you a picture later on of what I have in mind. So, I have been casting multiple copies of my very expensive 3D printed DS tile ready to layout on the sheet and that has consumed a fair amount of time so far, but TBH, it's not hard to mix up a batch of resin and make a copy while waiting for the spuds to cook or what have you. The surface detailin
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